Tufts Labor Coalition protests non-union hiring at Tufts Talks event

As Tufts faculty, alumni and parents arrived at the Four Seasons Hotel on Boylston St. for a Tufts Talks event yesterday evening, they were greeted by approximately 40 Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) members protesting Tufts’ use of non-union contractors. TLC and the Boston Building Trades Council (BTC) have each worked to ask the Tufts administration to sign a […]

Gordon Institute’s new master’s program provides new opportunity for business, innovation

For engineering and science students, Tufts is providing a new way to bridge business and innovation. The addition comes as those in STEM fields are asked more and more for the ability to play hard and fast in project and research teams. Beginning this fall, students will be able to enroll in classes for the Gordon […]

Kendrick Lamar’s new album dazzles with new, raw material

Did Kendrick Lamar have anything left to prove? Fresh off a year that included the release of his widely acclaimed third album “To Pimp a Butterfly,” a few virtuosic live performances that set the Twittersphere ablaze and his sweep at the Grammy’s, the answer seemed to be a resounding “no.” With two (arguably three) masterpiece albums under […]

Jumbos take care of business in opening rounds of NCAA tournament

For the fifth year in a row the Jumbos are headed to the third round of the NCAA women’s basketball championship in hopes of finally breaking through to the title game. After double-digit wins against Regis (Mass.) College on Friday and Moravian College on Saturday, No. 7 Tufts is headed back to the Sweet 16 where it […]

Uppgren, Helfrich become first-ever Jumbos taken in MLL collegiate draft

Seniors John Uppgren and Conor Helfrich made school history on Jan. 22 when they became the first two Tufts lacrosse players to be picked in the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Collegiate Draft. In previous years, Tufts players have been picked in the supplementary draft, but no Jumbo has ever achieved what Uppgren and Helfrich have. Uppgren, selected for his scoring […]

Samantha Bee delivers biting political satire on ‘Full Frontal’

It’s hard not to notice the gaping Jon Stewart-sized hole in this year’s election coverage. With every millennial’s favorite political comedian off the air and Trevor Noah not quite able to fill Stewart’s shoes on “The Daily Show” (1996-present), Gen Y-ers are left wondering what late-night political satire talk show they can watch instead of reading […]

Sunflower Bean impresses at The Middle East Upstairs

Just three weeks following the release of its debut LP “Human Ceremony” and almost exactly a year since its last visit, Brooklyn’s Sunflower Bean returned to The Middle East Club Upstairs in Cambridge for a nearly sold-out show on Saturday, Feb. 27. “Human Ceremony” is the latest chapter in the development of the band’s hazy guitar […]

The ABC’s of Literature: Louise Erdrich

Some days, it feels like I’ve acquired a new hobby without even knowing it: trying to get the people around me to read more female writers, whether they’re publishing their first novel this year or lived over 200 years ago. Whenever I’m enthusiastically composing yet another list for a sometimes less-than-enthusiastic listener, Louise Erdrich’s name is often […]

Editorial: Institutionalizing professor and course evaluations

Most of us are familiar with ratemyprofessor.com. The website gives college students the opportunity to anonymously rate professors and their different classes on a five-point scale regarding the professor’s clarity, helpfulness and easiness. Additionally, students can comment on whether a teacher is “hot” or “not.” The site has accumulated over 15 million ratings for over […]